“Although I know I am setting myself up for abuse, this is NOT an article about poor white men feeling like they’re under attack. … I care about the same agenda supported by many of those people who throw ‘check your privilege’ around like it’s some magical defense against the dark arts…”
#3. “Check Your Privilege” Makes Assumptions
In a very odd way, “check your privilege” is kind of racist, because it assumes someone’s background dictates their opinions. Of course, we are all products of environments, but do you really think you can sum up someone’s entire argument, if not existence, by referring to their background? You may not call it their race, gender, orientation, or social stratus. You call it their “privilege,” but, ultimately, that’s just code for saying, “Hey, your opinions are wrong because you’re ___.”
Aside from the dangers of assuming someone is privileged based on appearance, you’re also assuming that background leads to only one conclusion. You’re judging someone based on where they’re from. Assuming why they believe what they believe. It’s behavior beneath the dignity of someone who allegedly cares about prejudice and discrimination.
Really enjoyed this article.
This blog is mainly about writing and storytelling and all that jazz, sometimes however, I can’t help but get irked by some political happenings.
A professional script reader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong.
pay attention to this
this is important even if you don’t write scripts
This is exceedingly important to all storytellers
Same applies to comic writers too, please read!
Conversation with a friend
We live in a world where 12:00 AM comes before 11:00 AM. Why is this madness okay?
This is one of the single most important statements made about how to direct a comedy. I am not exaggerating. Shittier comedy directors focus on closeups, so you can see actors make silly faces. Great directors use more wide shots, so you can feel how everyone reacts.(via curtisretherford)